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Elizabeth Strout and Yankee Tavern

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Part One: Elizabeth Strout Local author of this year's Pulitzer Prize for Fiction joins us today. Based in New York, Elizabeth Strout is a member of the faculty of Queens University of Charlotte, and comes to Charlotte to teach a few times a year. While she's in town we'll sit down and talk about writing, winning the Pulitzer, and of course about her book of short stories, Olive Kitteridge, all of which centers on the title character who is a forceful, powerful and also flawed woman. Guest Elizabeth Strout - Author of three books including Olive Kitteridge and faculty member of the Masters of Fine Arts Program at Queens University of Charlotte Amazon | Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout Part Two: Yankee Tavern From the Freemason mysteries of our Founding Fathers to the secrets of the JFK assassin and, more recently 9/11, conspiracy theories have always had a place in American culture. Actor's Theatre of Charlotte's latest production, Yankee Tavern, explores conspiracy theories through the comic pen of playwright Steven Dietz. Mr. Dietz, Director Dennis Delamar and actor Tom Scott join us to talk about the production. Guests Steven Dietz - Playwright, Yankee Tavern Dennis Delamar - Director, Yankee Tavern Tom Scott - "Ray" in Yankee Tavern Yankee Tavern plays Nov. 18th - Dec. 5th at Actors Theatre Charlotte. More info. Click here to add and read comments